Case Details

Year Initiated/Committed


Year Resolved


Settlement Amount

$1 million

Lead State


Participating States



Turner Dairies, Inc. of Memphis; Turner Dairies, Inc. of Huntingdon; Turner Dairies, Inc.; and Forest Hill Dairy, Inc.

Case Description

These companies were in the business of selling and distributing milk and other dairy products in Tennessee to certain governmental units including school boards and districts and others in Tennessee. Invitations to bid on milk and other dairy products were sent to various firms including defendant and others. At times, defendants and others had discussions, exchanged information, or agreed with each other, before bids were opened, as to which of them would be the successful bidder, for certain districts or areas. Defendants and others, at times, would agree between or among themselves to allocate certain routes, territories, governmental entities including schools, or other areas. The effects were that competition for milk was lessened and that others were deprived of full and free competition. Various governmental entities or others were injured as a result of these practices. The State and its general economy itself were injured.